Aristotle on 'First Transitions' in De Anima II 5

Apeiron 45 (3):262-282 (2012)
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At De Anima II 5, 417b17, Aristotle says, ‘The first transition (πρώτη μεταβολή) in that which can perceive is brought about by the parent, and when it is born it already has [the faculty of] sense-perception in the same way as it has knowledge. Actual sense-perception is so spoken of in the same way as contemplation.’ The purpose of this paper is to determine the nature of first transitions.


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John Bowin
University of California, Santa Cruz

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De anima II 5.Myles F. Burnyeat - 2002 - Phronesis 47 (1):28-90.
De Anima II 5.M. F. Burnyeat - 2002 - Phronesis 47 (1):28 - 90.

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